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Supplier Kanban and sequence schedule used by the supplier

Posted in Toyota Production System

Sometimes a very powerful businessmen may order its suppliers to deliver parts on time (JIT). In this case, if the plant on the retailer to implement Kanban system without changing its own production system. Kanban system will be something that is heavy for its suppliers. Although the kanban system is a very effective way to realize the concept of JIT. This system should not be applied to the supplier without any change in the overall production system user company. Kanban system is only a subsystem of the Toyota production system requires a total reorganization of the existing production system.

Kanban should be used to adapt to fluctuations in demand

Posted in Toyota Production System

Fitting well with the kanban production refers to the most interesting properties of the kanban system: The ability to adapt to sudden changes in demand or production of an emergency. Companies that do not use kanban system will lack a vehicle to act on it, changes in demand are not expected. Centralized control system used to determine production schedules and issue simultaneous production process; therefore, that sudden changes in demand will require at least seven to ten day intervals before the schedule can be updated and issued to the plant, the time interval for the computer to compile and calculate the most recent data. As a result, various production will face disconnection from time to time, mashing the changing needs of production; this issue will form a production process is less smooth.